Ad-Duha Institute, Inc. 
Terms of Use & Copyright Agreement

 

Ad-Duha’s mission is to help families provide their children with quality Islamic materials. Therefore, we ask that our customers help us by adhering to the following policies. These policies are intended to protect the intellectual property (i.e., online, print and software media) of Ad-Duha.

 

It is only through the blessings of Allah, and the support of families like your own, that Ad-Duha will be able to continue to serve the Ummah, and Allah knows best.  Use of the Ad-Duha website signifies that you have read, understood and agreed to the following.

 

WEBSITE ACCESS

 

Access to and use of any Ad-Duha site (www.ad-duha.org) is provided by Ad-Duha Institute, Inc. subject to the following terms:
 

By accessing and using Ad-Duha you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms please do not access and/or use any Ad-Duha site. Ad-Duha may change these terms at any time by posting changes on this page.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

 

Ad-Duha does provide links to third party sites on its websites. These links are included in order to offer users more information, services, and materials that Ad-Duha believes will be beneficial. However, Ad-Duha does not have control over the third party sites, does not guarantee these sites or their content, and by placing their link on our site we in no way are endorsing the site or its contents.

 

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

Ad-Duha content is provided in an "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law. Ad-Duha cannot be held liable for any loss incurred to a user through the use of its website or its materials. Ad-Duha does not give any warranty either expressed or implied as to the fitness of its services, information, or materials for specific purposes. We do not guarantee that our websites, products, services, and /or materials are free of any errors or viruses.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

 

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

 

COOKIES


The following cookies are stored in your browser when using our website in order to provide you with the best possible experience. You may remove these cookies from your browser at any time by erasing your browsing history (make sure you have checked off the option to delete cookies). Note: This will erase all cookies from your browser including those from other websites as well. 

 

Cookie Name  /  Lifespan  /  Purpose

 

svSession  /  Permanent  /  Creates activities and BI

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incap_ses_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}  /  Session  /  Security

incap_visid_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}  /  Session  /  Security

nlbi_{ID}  /  Persistent cookie  /  Security

XSRF-TOKEN  /  Persistent cookie  /  Security

smSession  /  Two weeks  /  Identify logged in site members

 

INFORMATION GATHERED

 

Information that we collect is provided through two ways: optional, voluntary form submissions (i.e., contact us, reviews, email, mailing list subscription, etc.) and general browsing data collected when you access any page on our website (i.e., page clicks, type of device/ browser, region, pages visited, etc.).  

 

Under no circumstances does Ad-Duha Institute divulge any information about an individual user to a third party except in reference to fulfilling the user's request for information, services or to purchase materials (i.e., we use your mailing address to ship materials via USPS,  use your e-mail address to send a bill through PayPal, or use your browsing data to improve our website services and functionality).

 

Ad-Duha does transmit its forms through service providers like PayPal, Square, USPS, Content Shelf, and Wix. As with any communication that is transmitted over the web, there is a possibility that the information could be intercepted by a third party without the knowledge of Ad-Duha. Ad -Duha cannot guarantee that such interception will not occur.

 

CHILDREN

 

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. 

 

USE OF INFORMATION

 

Ad-Duha uses any information voluntarily given by our users, only to meet the specific requests of the user (i.e., respond to a contact us message or provide information by standard or e-mail). Your information will not be used for advertising or marketing purposes except in the case of subscribing to our mailing list. In this case only, you will receive messages from time to time detailing our products/services or promotional offers.

 

Ad-Duha never shares its mailing lists with third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

SECURITY

 

Ad-Duha utilizes web service providers with secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

 

YOUR CONSENT

 

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Ad-Duha. If you are not comfortable with any aspect of our use of your information, then please do not use our website or services and contact us to review or delete any information that has already been gathered from your use of our website/services (see GDPR Compliance below).

 

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) 

 

In compliance with the GDPR guidelines enacted by the European Union, you may request at any time to get a complete listing of all information that has been gathered by our site and have that report, known as a Request to Access, emailed to you. You may also request at any time that all information gathered regarding your interaction with our site be erased, known as a Request to be Forgotten. Either request can be made by contacting us. We will make all efforts to respond to such requests within 30 days.

 

NONCOMMERCIAL USE

 

You are encouraged to print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Ad-Duha site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright and/or Ad-Duha logo from the materials.

 

Ad-Duha does not allow the re-posting of any of its content on other sites on the Internet (i .e., including websites, blogs, forums, newsgroups or any other format, private or public networks, that exist now or in the future), except in the case of a specific written licensing agreement for that purpose.

 

You may not modify, copy, change, alter, reproduce, republish, upload, post, in any manner, or make derivative works from Ad-Duha materials. You may not use or distribute the materials on this site except as stated above. Content is defined as any images, text, documents, formats, web pages, web designs, source code, software, in short anything at all that is on, or accessible from, any part of any Ad-Duha site/s.

 

COMMERCIAL USE

 

If you would like to use Ad-Duha materials in your school (in whole or in part, for example, textbooks or copying worksheets for use in the classroom) or to sell books and materials that are produced by Ad-Duha, please request a licensing application from us at support@ad-duha.org. No company, school, organization or individual may resell or distribute Ad-Duha materials, books, software, curricula, and/or website content without the written consent of Ad-Duha.

 

E-BOOKS

All Ad-Duha e-books are copyrighted material. Purchasing e-books entitles you to use the books in your own home for yourself and your children, it does not grant ownership of the copyright or permission to distribute or share the books with others in any form.

 

Please be aware that posting these e-books online, transferring them to a third party printer/copier to be printed (even for your personal use), sharing through email, or making additional copies (digital or print) for others outside your household (for free or for sale) is a breach of the copyright. All copyrights remain the sole property of Ad-Duha Institute. For more information on copyright law in Islaam, please see the references below (Fataawa Section).

 

DERIVATIVE WORKS

 

If you use Ad-Duha content, products and/or services to produce a derivative work (i.e., a syllabus based on the Ad-Duha curriculum but rearranged in a different manner, or worksheets that use Ad-Duha illustrations or format) whether offered for commercial sale or not, will be considered a breach of the Ad-Duha copyright and intellectual property rights.

 

IDEA CONTRIBUTIONS

 

From time to time users may want to send suggestions or ideas to Ad-Duha to help improve our services and products. We welcome all suggestions for improvement and ideas for new products. However, if you submit an idea or a suggestion, you agree to the following:

 

  • The idea/suggestion is your own and is not the intellectual property of anyone else.

  • You acknowledge that you will not claim royalties, copyright, intellectual property rights, recognition or reimbursement of any kind if Ad-Duha uses your idea or suggestion.

  • You acknowledge that Ad-Duha will have sole and complete copyright over the idea or suggestion once you have submitted it. This will be the case whether the idea/suggestion is used at the time of submission or at some time in the future.

 

If you do not feel comfortable with these conditions please do not submit your idea or suggestion to Ad-Duha. Ad-Duha receives ideas/suggestions from users all over the world. If an idea, material, product or anything produced by Ad-Duha resembles an idea that you had but did not submit to Ad-Duha, this resemblance is entirely coincidental and you may not claim royalties, copyright, intellectual property rights, recognition or reimbursement of any kind if Ad-Duha for coincidental similarities. Ad-Duha strictly enforces the copyrights of others and makes every reasonable effort to avoid breaching any copyright or intellectual property rights. Ad-Duha has a policy of giving credit for ideas/materials where and when appropriate.

 

FATAAWA (RELIGIOUS RULINGS) REGARDING COPYRIGHTS AND THE SALE OF PRODUCTS TEACHING ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE

 

Some customers have contacted Ad-Duha in the past with questions regarding copyrights, particularly in reference to the sale of products teaching Islamic knowledge. Therefore, we have posted some of the decisions of the scholars (Fatwa) on these issues so that these matters can be understood based on a correct understanding of the Sharee'ah (Islamic Law).

 

The Fiqh Council of the Muslim World League 
Makkah al-Mukarramah 

 

The author and inventor should have rights with regard to that which they have written and invented, and this right is something that belongs to them according to Sharee'ah. It is not permissible for anyone to take it away from them without their permission...

Similarly, neither the publisher with whom the author makes a  deal nor anyone else has the right to change any of the content of the book or to change anything else without the author's consent.

 

The Islamic Fiqh Council in Jeddah, 
belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference

 

Trade names, company names, trademarks, writings, and inventions are all the copyright of their owners or authors, which in modern practice have acquired monetary value. These rights are respected by Sharee'ah and it is not permissible to transgress against them. The owner of these rights has the right to dispose of them and no one should transgress against them.

 

The Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fataawa 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

It is not permissible to make copies of  programs (software) whose authors have forbidden the making of copies without their permission because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)  said: "The Muslims are bound by their conditions." And he (peace and  blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Whoever reaches a permissible thing  first (i.e. the author/inventor) has more right to it."

 

Fatwa from Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him)

 

In regard to the permissibility of breaking a copyright: If the authorities (government or international law for example) forbid that (breaking the copyright), then it is not  permissible, because Allaah has enjoined us to obey those who are in authority, except it if involves disobedience to Allaah, but banning the copying of these things is not disobedience to Allaah.

 

Islamic Fiqh Council 

(concerning the sale of products containing Islamic knowledge)  

 

Undoubtedly the authors of these tapes and CDs have expended time, effort and money to produce them, and there is nothing in Sharee'ah to indicate that they should not take the profits that result from this work. The one who transgresses against their rights is wronging them and consuming their wealth unlawfully.

 

Shaykh Muhammad Baazmool 
Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah

 

In regards to copyrighted material being posted on the internet without the author's knowledge: The answer to this is found in what I have already said, since this action of his is a kind of transgression against the intellectual property rights (copyrights) of his Muslim brother. And this action of his is similar to stealing, as this is stealing intellectual property rights (copyrights), and stealing as defined in the Sharee'ah is taking things that are valued at a quarter of a deenaar (coin, or unit money, used at the time of the prophet) or more. I say that it is upon the one who has done this action to hide this material (ie. by removing the page), seek permission from the owner, and not publish it until after this permission is obtained.

 

In regards to those who make derivative works based on the original without permission: And if he has taken some liberties with this material, making changes to it, and has acted with tadlees (deception), then this is a crime that he has committed against the owner of this material, and a transgression against the brother who did the work of translating the material and making footnotes to it, and has done an action that is not permissible.

 

And no doubt, the people of wara', the people of the Religion, the people of taqwa are keen to do things in a way to achieve (barakah) blessings. And blessings do not come in a thing done in this manner. So if information is being taken in this manner, then it will be void of any blessing.

 

And it is upon all of us to work hard to teach the people these affairs. And every person should respect the rights of others, so that this kind of affair does not take place, as it is a form of transgression against the rights (of the people). Islam calls to the preservation of these kinds of rights, to uphold them, and to not transgress (against others) or commit crimes like these, and Allaah knows best.

 

CONTRACT SEVERABILITY

 

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

 

WITNESS

 

We take Allah as witness in all of our affairs. May He grant us benefit from what is good in it and protect us from any harm in it. 

 

 

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